What is it and what is the cause?
As we age we start to notice signs on the surface of our skin such as fine lines and wrinkles and brown spots or broken veins but the most dramatic changes to the way we look as we age happen underneath the skin. We start to lose mid face volume, plumpness of the cheeks. This, combined with less elastic skin and gravity causes a change to our face shape. Lines through the middle of the cheeks, nose to mouth lines, lines under the mouth corners and of course, the dreaded jowls. Our face shape becomes longer and thinner and all those downward facing lines can make us look “sad”.
To take things back to the way we used to look, we need to replace volume that has been lost and tighten the skin so it holds things in place better. In our forties, this is easier to achieve than when the volume loss is more dramatic in our fifties and sixties.
Volume replacing treatments include Sculptra and fillers, simply adding back volume where it has been lost so “lifting” the lower face to reduce jowls and nose to mouth lines. Fillers work instantly and last around 9 months whereas Sculptra works gradually over several weeks (which many clients prefer) and lasts around 2 years.
Skin tightening treatments include 3D radio frequency and HIFU (High intensity focused ultrasound) which works really deep in the skin to stimulate collagen growth and achieve younger looking skin. Both adding volume and tightening skin work brilliantly in combination for a more youthful, long lasting look.
Prices depend on how much is required and how many treatments so please see treatment section for individual treatment prices. Our packages can offer bigger savings.